To get you ready for the latest "The Great Gatsby" movie, "Taking Squawk" looks at what we could call the "Gatsby" stock market. Plus, poopgate: Look out below!» Read More
Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim has quietly overtaken investor Warren Buffett as the world's second-richest man and is close to wresting the top spot from Bill Gates, Forbes magazine reported Wednesday.
Nearly half the world’s population subsists on $2 per day, according to the World Bank. But Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, has a quick fix solution: He told “Street Signs” that small donations from the world’s richest would do more to end poverty than all the combined governmental aid -- which is falling short. ... “We have about a thousand people who have about three and a half trillion among them on the Forbes [billionaires] list,” Sachs said....
Bill Gates declared in a Washington Post op-ed piece that, "We must...make it easier for foreign-born scientists and engineers to work for U.S. companies." And that's where the "Power Lunch" discussion of immigration reform and fears of a U.S. "brain drain" began.
The ads feature a frumpy, uptight man who represents PCs, and his counterpart, a young hipster who represents Macs. Bill Gates does not like them.
A vaccination alliance started by an investment from the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation has saved several million lives, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates told CNBC's Maria Bartiromo in an exclusive interview. Speaking on the sidelines of the WEF meeting, Gates also said the alliance is working on a vaccination for malaria. (More)
You know the great rivalries: dogs vs. cats, Yankees vs. Red Sox, Coke vs. Pepsi. Then there's Apple Computer vs. Microsoft. Two technology-sector observers joined "Power Lunch," to weigh in on the clash of these tech titans. Apple's Mac was its first big product but Richard Stice, hardware equity...
Last week the Secretary of the Treasury, Hank Paulson, was asked if the residential real estate market had bottomed. He refused to answer the question. But as we approach the New Year, that is arguably the biggest question in real estate. The spring season is right around the corner, traditionally the busiest for buying and selling, and many believe it will tell the true story of the state of the market.